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Apr 7, 2010 6:06 pm

Anybody use Magic Jack?

Whats the sound quality and service like? anything i should know?

Also what about fax services? Anybody use anything other than the traditional phone line?

Apr 8, 2010 7:48 am

Magic Jack is a Voice over Internet Protocol app.  VoIP for short.

Sound quality is 100% related to the quality of your internet connection. Good connection, good sound. Bad connection, bad sound. Sounds like a good deal but if it goes wrong, who you gonna call? Your ISP won't help, won't care, unless you can convince them their speed is down or they are dropping packets. Want to have that conversation with a Level 1 tech in Bangalore everytime the phone gives you a problem? And Magic Jack can't fix your internet connection.

Image counts for a lot in this business. You don't want your phone to crap out when you are on the phone with a client. On the other hand, it is cheap. I'd try it out for a couple of months, personal calls only. If it works out, move it into the office.

I ended up with a package from the phone company, TV, Internet (fiber to the door), and phone. Great sound quality on the phone, unlimited local and long distance plus free HBO. The phone took care of the fax service since I have an HP All-in-One (fax, copy, print) that serves me well

Apr 11, 2010 12:16 am

I have MagicJack for a 3rd line on a 3mbs DSL.  Sound is pretty good unless you are doing something heavy with your internet like streaming video.  In that case, it may get a little choppy.  I use mine primarily for long distance calls since it's unlimited on MagicJack.

I also use an internet fax system.  Incomeing faxes come to my email in teh form of PDFs so I don't have to print them and I don't have to tie up a line receiving them.

Apr 11, 2010 1:25 pm

[quote=Indyone]

I have MagicJack for a 3rd line on a 3mbs DSL.  Sound is pretty good unless you are doing something heavy with your internet like streaming video.  In that case, it may get a little choppy.  I use mine primarily for long distance calls since it's unlimited on MagicJack.

I also use an internet fax system.  Incomeing faxes come to my email in teh form of PDFs so I don't have to print them and I don't have to tie up a line receiving them.

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Thanks Indy

Are you using MyFax? Thats the service i am looking at.

On the Magic Jack issue, i am considering it as my primary phone, to get rid of the phone system that i am being overcharged for in the executive suite. Does it work well enough for everyday use. If i have a two line phone, will a second call roll over to the second line on a Magic Jack?

Apr 12, 2010 10:57 am

MagicJack is great, but you can not fax over it.  I use MagicJack for my primary line, my cell for secondary, and then I have a traditional land line for faxing.  You can forward your MagicJack number to any number as well, which makes it great if you need to be out of the office.

Apr 12, 2010 1:43 pm

[quote=Sportsfreakbob]

[quote=Indyone]

I have MagicJack for a 3rd line on a 3mbs DSL.  Sound is pretty good unless you are doing something heavy with your internet like streaming video.  In that case, it may get a little choppy.  I use mine primarily for long distance calls since it's unlimited on MagicJack.

I also use an internet fax system.  Incomeing faxes come to my email in teh form of PDFs so I don't have to print them and I don't have to tie up a line receiving them.

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Thanks Indy

Are you using MyFax? Thats the service i am looking at.

On the Magic Jack issue, i am considering it as my primary phone, to get rid of the phone system that i am being overcharged for in the executive suite. Does it work well enough for everyday use. If i have a two line phone, will a second call roll over to the second line on a Magic Jack?

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I use ringcentral... same concept(probably same underlying company).... I use to use a different one(rapid fax) but the faxes I sent came across so grainy you could barely read...

Apr 12, 2010 5:27 pm

I signed up for MyFax today. So far its great. I'll wait till the end of the month before i discontinue my landline fax, to make sure there are no glitches.

Now i need to address the phone issue. Thinking about buying MagicJack, and see what happens. Its not a big risk, if i dont like it i just dont use it and i am out less than $100

Apr 13, 2010 4:43 pm

SFB, I did check and yes, I am using myfax.  I started with Packetel (which was subsequently bought by myfax) and bought two years worth upfront for about $90, which turned out to be a bargain in hindsight.  It has been an excellent service.  Each fax goes to my and my assistant's email.  The only downside is the odd non-local number, but people have adjusted to that.

Apr 16, 2010 3:47 am

One of friend is using MyFax and he didn't face any problem uptill now.

MyFax is earned a spot as a top-ranked fax sevice, It's interface is also very simple. The good thng about it is the Pricing is based on how many lines you need and amount of faxes per month.

Sending faxes and receiving faxes which are very complecated in any other fax machines are very simple in MyFax.